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  • Analyzing the Past – Chemistry, Archaeology, and Art: Ruth Ann Armitage at TEDx

    Analyzing the Past – Chemistry, Archaeology, and Art: Ruth Ann Armitage at TEDx

    In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations) […]

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  • This place has never been empty..

    This place has never been empty..

    Since the discovery in 1999, of a large settlement site from Early Stone Age (ca 6 000 — 4 000 BC) close to the river Motala ström, the Swedish National Heritage Board has conducted archaeological excavations north and south of the river. Among other artifacts the site provides a rich and multifaceted material of bone and antler, which is very rare for this type of Stone Age excavations. This is due to the exceptionally good conditions for preservation. Artifacts found […]

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  • Archaeology and forensic anthropology confirm survival cannibalism at Jamestown

    Archaeology and forensic anthropology confirm survival cannibalism at Jamestown

    Findings were proven through collaborative research efforts by Preservation Virginia’s Jamestown Rediscovery Project (archaeology), The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation (historical context) and Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History (forensic anthropology). https://www.facebook.com/historicjame…

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  • The Day We Learned To Think

    Understanding of humans’ earliest past often comes from studying fossils. They tell us much of what we know about the people who lived before us. There is one thing fossils cannot tell us; at what point did we stop living day-to-day and start to think symbolically, to represent ideas about our environment and how we could change it? At a dig in South Africa the discovery of a small piece of ochre pigment, 70,000 years old, has raised some very […]

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  • Geoanalytics at Mammoth Cave National Park

    Geoanalytics at Mammoth Cave National Park

    This video showcases the work being done at North Carolina State University in collaboration with Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky. Here, we present Light Detection and Ranging Data (LiDAR) recorded at the Park. The discrete return points are shown along with surfaces that were interpolated from those points. Initial processing was done by Dr. Nicholas Skowronski (NPS). Post-processing and video creation was done by John Wall.    

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  • Archaeologists unearth 1000 year-old tomb in Peru

    Archaeologists unearth 1000 year-old tomb in Peru

    Archaeologists in 2012  discovered a 1,000-year-old tomb 20 miles south of the Peruvian capital Lima. It contains the cloth-covered skeletal remains of over 70 people – most of them thought to be children. The 60-ft-long grave is linked to the ‘Painted Temple’ where the Huari people used to pray to Pacha Kamaq – their God of Creation.

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  • Cyber Archaeology

    Cyber Archaeology

    Maurizio Forte combines traditional archaeological techniques with new technologies to investigate — and visualize — ancient civilizations. Forte arrived at Duke in January as the William and Sue Gross Professor of Classical Studies. Learn more at https://today.duke.edu/2013/03/mauriz….

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  • Limestone Landscapes: Community Archaeology

    Limestone Landscapes: Community Archaeology

    We are helping local communities to discover more about their heritage through taking part in archaeology, learning the techniques of excavation and survey. Community excavations led by professional archaeologists are looking at sites in the area to date a range of sites to improve knowledge and understanding of the historic environment. There is also training in archaeological techniques for people in local areas.

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  • Virtual Roman House Domitia

    Virtual Roman House Domitia

    Restitution 3D de la villa romaine Domitia Look at the long version : http://youtu.be/6dZdsiyAfoY (voir la version longue).

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  • Community Archaeology in the Beman Triangle

    Community Archaeology in the Beman Triangle

    Wesleyan’s Sarah Croucher – Community Archaeology in the Beman Triangle Sarah Croucher is assistant professor of anthropology, assistant professor of archaeology at Wesleyan University. She works with her students on a community archaeology project in the “Beman Triangle” in Middletown, CT. The houses built on this land from the 1840s were home to a community of African Americans living in Middletown, tied to the A.M.E. Zion Church. Artifacts discovered in 19th century buried trash pits in the area shed new […]

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  • Panther Cave rock art recorded in 3D

    Panther Cave rock art recorded in 3D

    Best viewed in High Definition. Panther Cave, named after the giant panther at the far end of the site, contains Pecos River and Red Linear style pictographic imagery dating back approximately 4,000 years. Figures range in size from less than 6 inches (~10 cm) to over 10 feet (~3 m) in height. The larger Pecos River style figures are the most prominent, and include colorful human- and animal-like figures. The portion of the shelter shown in this model is approximately […]

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  • Faces of Human Ancestors

    Faces of Human Ancestors

    (Dan Petrovic): http://dejanseo.com.au/dan-petrovic/ morphed images recently featured on discovery.com Music: Nothing more than random stabbing at different keys in reaction to the video. Recorded live while watching the morph sequence. Credits: Washington State University; Sven Traenkner (c), “Safari zum Urmenschen” (“Safari to Human Ancestors”) exhibition, Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum, Frankfurt, Germany

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  • Archaeology’s Dirty Little Secrets with Sue Alcock

    Archaeology’s Dirty Little Secrets with Sue Alcock

    The course Archaeology’s Dirty Little Secrets by Sue Alcock from Brown University will be offered free of charge to everyone on the Course Sign up at http://www.coursera.org/course/secrets.

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  • Scottish Island Find Digs Up New Info on Neolithic Religion

    Scottish Island Find Digs Up New Info on Neolithic Religion

    A new archaeological find in the Orkney Islands off the northern tip of Scotland could have connections to Neolithic religion. Jeffrey Brown examines the background of the discovery and explores some of its surrounding mysteries, including why the site might have been part of one of the biggest barbecues in history.

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  • Ignite Galway 2011: Finn Delaney. Archaeology 2.0

    Ignite Galway 2011: Finn Delaney. Archaeology 2.0

    A senior archaeologist for Eachtra, Finn Delaney, @finndelaney, discusses the rise and fall of archaeology through the boom and bust and today’s technology. ‘Archaeology 2.0′ — It’s not your parents’ Time Team anymore! Filmed at Ignite Galway on October 13th, 2011. Video: Stephen Kavanagh Audio: Bryan Rabbitte Editing: Ciarán Winters

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